Arsenal make Atletico Madrid approach for Adrian

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has approached Atletico Madrid for Adrian Lopez.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has approached Atletico Madrid for Adrian Lopez.

The Sunday Mirror says Wenger has made an enquiry for long-term target Adrian but the Gunners do not want to pay his £14million buy-out clause.

The Londoners have been trailing Atletico Madrid striker Adrian for months and he is high on their list of potential January transfer targets.

Although he is a full Spain international, 24-year-old Adrian is only a bit-part player for Atletico and could be allowed to go in January, but Arsenal are reluctant to trigger the clause as they try to work out whether a deal can be done.

Wenger's scouting network have repeatedly watched Adrian and Atletico may choose to part with him rather than superstar Colombian hitman Radamel Falcao as they seek to offset financial problems at the club.

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